Sheep can feed nearly anywhere and provide us with both food and fiber. Sheep are also used to help control underbrush which helps to prevent forest fires.Learn more
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- Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Poison hemlock, a poisonous plant that can cause death in livestock, is especially toxic in spring, says Gatlin Bunton, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy.It can also cause birth defects in the offspring ...
- Published: Friday, June 7, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There’s a new guard dog in town. And it’s more likely to bray than bark.A growing number of sheep and goat farmers are using donkeys to keep predators at bay, says Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, small-ruminant specialist at ...
- Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NEW LONDON, Mo.– Spring is here, but parts of Missouri still aren’t through with winter weather.A University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist notes that snow makes it harder for animals to find available forage, and cold weather ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - High commodity prices provide an opportunity for landowners to increase their income by converting pasture to crop production. This has created urgency among cattlemen to secure grazing land for their cattle and other livestock, ...
Publication date: Jan. 27, 2023
Greg J. Bishop-HurleyPostdoctoral research associate, AgronomyRobert L. KallenbachState Forage SpecialistForages are the foundation of a successful grazing operation. Forage selection should take into account annual forage yield, plant persistence, ...
Publication date: Oct. 12, 2022
This ewe flock budget shows economic cost and return estimates for a forage based production system birthing lambs in the spring and raising them on pasture until early winter, targeting holiday markets. Farmers are encouraged to modify this budget ...
Publication date: Oct. 12, 2022
The sheep budget is designed to reflect the economic costs and returns of a 50 ewe, winter lambing flock (December/January) with lambs marketed between 60 to 70 pounds in April/May. This management system takes advantage of expected seasonally high ...
Publication date: July 1, 2022
Eric Bailey, Beef Extension SpecialistJoe Horner, Agricultural Economics SpecialistRobert Kallenbach, Forage Production and Management SpecialistRay Massey, Agricultural Economics SpecialistCraig Roberts, Agronomy SpecialistPeter Scharf, Agronomy ...
Publication date: May 1, 2022
Jennifer Lutes, Field Specialist in Agricultural BusinessKyle Whittaker, County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and EnvironmentEric Meusch, Field Specialist in LivestockRachel Hopkins, County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and ...
Publication date: April 15, 2022
Reviewed by Joseph ZulovichDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringCharles D. FulhageDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringFigure 1. Stock tank and bulkhead cribbing ready for backfill.A constant supply of clean fresh water is essential to an efficient ...
A budgeting tool to estimate economic costs and returns of a 50 ewe, winter lambing flock (December/January) with lambs marketed between 60 to 70 pounds in April/May.
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